FORGET CREATING a mini-sized version of Frosty the Snowman.
This oversized snowman stands in the Hoisington family’s yard at 18 Third Avenue Northwest in Faribault. My friend John directed me to the snow art last Sunday.
As impressed as I was by the snowman, I was even more impressed with the house. I love everything about this historic home’s exterior from the front brick pillars topped by lion statues to the sturdy entry columns to the graceful curves to the signature windows. I can only imagine the beautiful interior.
This reminds me of the stately home along Lake Harriet in south Minneapolis.
John, when trying to direct me to the location, referenced the house as Dr. Mc I-can’t-recall-his-name’s home, which meant nothing to me, not being a native of Faribault. I find that historical reference typical of my community. My husband and I, after all, live in “the Swanson house,” even though we’ve owned our home for 30 years.
FYI: This was photographed prior to our two-day thaw of 40 degrees and prior to our Thursday/Friday blizzard.
© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
You are right. This house is great and the snowman is a perfect addition to the yard!
Someone needs to have a little fun with this long Minnesota winter.
I love the eyelashes. What a flourish!
Glad you noticed those. Rather flirty, I’d say.
The eyelashes are the best!
Yeah, you don’t typically think of putting eyelashes on a snow person, do you?
Gorgeous Home and Cool Frosty – thanks for sharing:)
I would love to live in that house.
I lived near Lake Calhoun back in the day – beautiful area to explore and walk in:)
I haven’t walked around Lake Calhoun. But an aunt and uncle lived in south Minneapolis and when I would visit, my aunt and I would walk or bike around Lake Harriet.
Love the house – beautiful…and the snowman…sooo cute!
I absolutely agree.
Now that’s a snowman, he looks splendid sitting next to that beautiful home. I really really want that house , but then I’d have to have a maid…never mind
I want that house, too. Maybe you and Rick could live in one half and Randy and me in the other half.
That would be so fun 🙂
Yup. We would be on those back gravel roads all the time taking photos.